Genealogy of the princes of the lunar race ||139||
1Hari said: -I have finished describing the solar race, now hear me narrate the genealogy of princes who were the descendants of the Moon-God. Brahma, the son of Narayana created the holy Atri.
2From Atri sprang the Moon God who became the consort of the beautiful Tara, the favorite wife of Brhaspati, the preceptor of the celestials. The Moon-God begat on the person of his beloved Tara a son named Budha, who in his turn begat Purarava.
3The son of Budha begat on the nymph Urvasi six sons who were named Srutatrnaka, Visvavasu, Satayu, Ayu, Dhiman, and Amavasu.
4Bhima was the son of Arnavasu, Kancana was the son of Bhima, Kancana’s son was Suhotra who was the father of Janhu.
5Janhu’s son was Sumanta and Sumanta’s son was Apajapaka. The son of Apajapaka was Balakasva, who was the father of Kusa.
6Kusa’s had four sons named Kusasva, Kusalabha, Amurtaraya and Vasu. The son of Kusasva was Gadhi who was the father of the celebrated Visvamitra.
7Gadhi had a daughter named Satyavati, who was give in marriage to the holy sage Ricika. The son of Ricika was Jamadagni, who was the father of Parasurama.
8The sage Visvamitra had a large family of sons such as Devarakta, Madhuchanda, etc. Ayu (a son of Budha) had a son named Nahusa who had four sons named Anena, Raji, Rambhaka and Katra Vriddha.
9The son of Ksatra Vrddha was Suhotra who had three sons, viz: Kasya, Kassa, and Grtsamada.
10Saunaka was the son of Grtsamada, and Dirghtama was the son of Kasya. The son of Dirghatama was Dhanvantari who look the profession of a physician.
11Dhanvantari had a son named Ketuman who was the father of Bhimaratha. Divodasa was the son of Bhimaratha, and Pratardana known to history as Satrujit (conqueror of enemies) was the son of Divodasa.
12The son of Pratardana was Ritadhvaja, who was the father of Alarka. Alarka’s son was Sannati and Sunita was Sannati’s son.
13The son of Sunita was Satyaketu who was the father of Bibhu. The son of Bibhu was Subibhu, the father of Sukumara.
14Sukumara begat Dhrishitaketu, and Dhrishtaketu begat Vitihotra who had a son named Bharga. The son of Bharga was Bhargabhumi.
15All these magnanimous princes were firmly devoted to Vishnu and ruled in Kasi. Raji (a son of Nahusha) had five hundred sons who were killed by the God-Indra.
16Satra Vrddha (a son of Nahusha) had another son named Pratikshatra who was the father of Sanjaya. Sanjaya begat Vijaya whose son was Krita.
17Krita begat Vrishadhana, and Vrishadhana begat Sahadeva whose son was Adina who begat Jayattsena.
18The latter had a son named Satkrti whose son was Ksatradharma. Nahusha had a family of another five sons who were called Yati, Yayati, Sarhyati, Ayati and Kriti.
19Out of these, Yayati begat on his wife Devayaru two sons who were named Yadu and Turvasu.
20And three sons on his wife Sarmishtha who were called Drahyu, Anu and Puru. Yadu had three sons named Sahasrajit, Krostumana and Raghu.
21The son of Sahasrajit was Satajit who was the father of Haya and Haihaya. The son of Haya was Anaranya who was the father of Dharma.
22Dharma’s son was Dharmanetra, whose son was Kunti. Kunti’s son was Sahanji whose son was Mahishman.
23-24aMahishman’s son was Bhadrasrenya whose son was Durdama. Durdama’s son was Dhanaka who had four sons named Krtavirya, Krtagni, Krtakarma and Krtauja. All of them were of mighty prowess.
24b-25aKrtavirya had a son named Arjuna whose sons were Urasena, Jayadhvaja, Mahu, Sura and Vrishna. All these five sons of Krtavuya were princes of excellent conduct.
25b-26Jayadhvaja’s son was Talajangha whose son was Bharata. Madhu was the son of Vrishna, and from him (Madhu) sprang the race of Vrishni. Ahi was the son of Kroshta and his son was Asanku.
27-28The son of Asarnku was Citraratha whose son was Sasabindu. Sasabindu had two wives. By his first wife he had a hundred thousand sons, while by his second he had ten hundred of thousands, such as Prithukirti, etc. Prithukirti had three sons, viz., Prthujaya, Prithudana and Prithusrava.
29-30Prithusrava begat Tama, Tama begat Ushna, Ushna begat Sitayu, and Sitayu begat Rukmakavaca. Rukmakavaca had five sons viz., Rukma, Prthurukma, Jayamagha, Palita and Hari.The son of Jayamagha was Vidarbha whose wife’s name was Saibya.
31Vidarbha begat on his wife Saibya three sons whose names were Krutha, Kamsuka, and Romapada, Romapada’s son was Babhru, and Babhru’s son was Dhriti.
32-33The son whom Kausika begot was named Rici whose son was Caidya. Caidya begat Kunti, and Kunti begat Vrishni and Vrishni begat Nivrti, who was the father of Dasarha. The son of Dagarha was Vyoma whose son was Jimata.
34-35The son of Amrta was Vikrti, who was the father of Bhimaratha. Bhimaratha begat Madhuratha whose son was Sakuni, who begat Karambhi, who was the father of Devamata. The son of Devamata was Devamatra whose son was Madhu, whose son was Kuruvamsa.
36-37aKuruvamga begat Anu. Anu begat Puruhotra. who begat Amsu whose son was Sattvagruta, who was the father of Sattvata.
37b-39Bhajina, Bhajamana, Andhaka, Mahabhoja, Vrishni, Divya, Aranya, and Devavrta were the sons of Sattvata, Nimi, Vrishni, Ayutajit Satajit, Sahasrajit, Vabhru, Deva, and Brhaspati were the sons of Bhajamana. Bhoja was the son of Mahabhoja, and Sumitra was the son of Vrishni.
40-41Svadhajit was the son of Sumitra, and Sini and Anirnita were the sons of Svadhajit. Nighna was the son of Anamitra, and Satajit, was the son of Nighna. The other two sons of Anamitra were Prasena and Siva. Satyaka was the son of Sivi, and the son of Satyaka was Satyaki.
42Sanjaya was the son of Satyaki, and the son of Sanjaya was Kuli who was the father of Yugundhara. All these princes were the votaries of the God Siva.
43Vrishni, Svaphalka, and Citraka were the sons that gracede the line of Anamitra. Svaphalka begat on the person of Gandhini a son named Akrura, who was firmly devoted to the God Vishnu.
44Upamudga. was the son of Akrura, and the son of Upamudga was Devadyota. Akrura had two other sons who were called Devayana and Upadeva.
45Prithu and Viprithu were the sons of Citraka, who was of the race of Anamitra, Aned Suci was the son of Andhaka the son of Sattvata. Kukkura and Kambala Barhisha were the sons of Bhajamana.
46Kukkura had a son named Dhrishta, and Kapotaromaka was the son of Dhrishta. Viloma was the son of Kapotaromaka, and Tumburu was the son of Viloma.
47The sons of Tumburu was Dundubhi who was the father of Punarvasu. Punarvasu had a son named Ahuka, and a daughter named Ahuki.
48-49The sons of Ahuka were Devaka and Ugrasena. The daughters of Devaka were named Devaki, Vrikadeva, Upadeva, Sahadeva, Suraks ita, Sridevi, and Santidevi, who were all married to Vasudeva. Sahadeva had two sons named Deva and Upadeva.
50Ugrasena had several sons named Kansa, Soluma and Cavata. Viduratha was the son of Bhajamana, a son of Andhaka.
51The son of Viduratha was Sura, who was the father of gams. Pratikshatra was the son of Sarni, and the son of Pratikshatra was Svayambhoja, who was the father of Hridika.
52The son of Hridika was Kritarma, the son of Sura, the son of Viduratha, were Deva, Satadhanu, and Devamidusa.
53-54Sura had another wife named Marisha who became the mother of five daughters named Pritha, Srutadeva. Arutakirti, Srutasrva and Rajadhidevi and of two sons such as Vasudeva, etc. Pritha. was filiated to Kuntiraja who married her to Pandu.
55The God of Virtue begat on the person of Pritha., a son named Yudhishthira, while the Wind-God and Indra successively begot on her two sons named Bhimasena and Arjuna. The king Pandu had another queen named Madri, who became the mother of two sons named Nakula and Sahadeva, begot on her person by the Asvins Nasatya and Dasra. Kunti had another son before marriage who was named Karna.
56Srutadeva was the mother of Dantavakra who was valiant in battles. The king of Kekaya begat on the person of Srutakirti five sons such as Santardhana. etc.
57Rajadhidevi had two sons named Vindhu and Anuvindha. Damaghosa begat on the person of Srutasreva a son named Sisupala.
58Vasudeva had several wives named Pauravi. Rohini, Madira and Devaki, etc. Of these Rohini became the mother of Balarama.
59-60Balarama begat on his wife Revati several sons such as Sarana, Satha, Nisatha, and Ulmaka, etc. Devaki became the mother of six sons, who were named Kirtimana, Susena, Udarya, Bhadrasena, Rijudasa, and Bhadradeva. King Karitsa destroyed all these six sons of Devaki.
61-62Samkarshana or Balarama was the seventh son of Devaki, and Krishna was her eighth. Krishna had sixteen thousand wives, of whom Rukmini, Satyabhama, Lakshmana Caruhasini and Jambavati were the eight principal ones. Krishna had a large family of sons by these wives.
63Pradyumna, Carudeshna and Samba were famous. Pradyumna begat on his wife Rati a son of mighty prowess who was named Anintddha.
64Aniruddha had by his wife Subhadra. A son named Vajra. The son of Vajra was Prativahu, and the son of Prativahu was Caru.
65Vahni was scion of the race of Turvasu. The son of Vahni was Bharya, whose son was Bhima, the father of Karandhama.
66-68Karandhama’s son was Maruta. Now hear me describe the race of Druhya. Druhya’s son was Setu, whose son was Arandha, whose son was Gandhara, whose son was Gharma. The son of Gharma was Ghrita, whose son was Durgama who was the father of Praceta. Now hear me describe the progeny of Anu, whose son was Svabhanara. The son of Svabhanara was kalanjaya.
69-70Kalankaya’s son was Srinjaya, whose son was Puranjaya. The son of Puranjaya was Janamejaya, whose son was Mahasala, who was the father of Mahamana better known by the appellation of Usmara. The son of Usinara was Sivi, whose son was Vrishadarbha.
71-72Mahamana had another son named Titiks u whose son was Rudraratha. The son of Rudraratha was Hema, whose son was Sutapa, whose son was Bali. This Bali was the father of several sons who were called Anga, Varied, Kalinga, Andhra, and Paundra.
73-74The son of Anga was Anapala, whose son was Diviratha, who was the father of Dharmaratha. The son of Dharmaratha was Lompada, whose son was Caturanga, whose son was Prithulakshya, who was the father of Campa. The son of Campa was Haryaksha, whose son was Bhadraratha.
75-77Whose son was Vrhatkarma, who was the father of Vrhadbhanu. The son of Vrhadbhanu was Vrhatmana, whose son was Jayadratha, whose son was Vijaya, who was the father of Dhriti. The son of Dhriti was Dhritavrata, whose son was Satyadharma, whose son was Adhiratha who was the father of Karna.
78The son of Kama was Vrishasena. Now I shall describe the race of Puru.